TCG to Publish 100 MONOLOGUES by Eric Bogosian, May 2014; Website Features Monologues Performed by NYC Actors
Next month TCG Publications will release 100 (Monologues), a collection of all of award-winning writer-actor Eric Bogosian's monologues from the series of acclaimed solo shows he wrote and starred in off-Broadway beginning in the mid '80's. The publication will include monologues by the three-time Obie Award and Drama Desk winner from his solo shows Drinking in America; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, Wake Up and Smell The Coffee, FunHouse and Men Inside, as well as selections from his play Talk Radio.
Timed with the publication of 100 (Monologues), Bogosian has recently launched a new website 100monologues.com which showcases each of the monologues, performed by a growing roster of New York's leading actors and actresses.
Launched earlier this year, the site each week introduces a new monologue. 100monologues.com currently features performances by Sam Rockwell, Jessica Hecht, Stephen Lang, Dylan Baker Yul Vasquez, Matt Maher, J. Eric Cook, Lisa Joyce, Karren Karagulian, Craig 'muMs' Grant, and David Zayas.
Upcoming performances will feature Michael Shannon, Sebastian Stan, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Stuhlbarg, Vincent D'Onofrio, Anson Mount, Chris Bauer, Dallas Roberts, David Cale, Marin Ireland, Zach Grenier, Mike Daisey, Jonathan Ames, Tate Donovan and Richard Kind, to name a few.
One monologue will be added each week until the site features performances of all 100 monologues.
For information on the publication 100 (monologues) visit www.tcg.org.
To view the monologues visit 100monologues.com.
Eric Bogosian is best known as a playwright, novelist and actor. He wrote and starred in the play, "Talk Radio" (NYSF - 1987; on Broadway starring Liev Schreiber- 2007), for which he was a Pulitzer finalist and the play was nominated for the Tony award when it was on Broadway. For his film adaptation of "Talk Radio", Bogosian received the Berlin Film Festival "Silver Bear." His six solo performances Off-Broadway between 1980 and 2000, (including "Drinking in America", "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" and "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee") received three Obie awards and the Drama Desk award. In addition to "Talk Radio", Bogosian has written a number of full-length plays including "subUrbia" (LCT, Second Stage, also adapted to film), "Griller" (Goodman), "Red Angel" (Williamstown Theater Festival), "Humpty Dumpty" (The McCarter), 1+1 (New York Stage and Film). He is also the author of three novels, "Mall", "Wasted Beauty" and "Perforated Heart" and a novella, "Notes from Underground." He is a Guggenheim fellow. As an actor, Bogosian has appeared in numerous films and television programs, starring in Robert Altman's "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial", Oliver Stone's "Talk Radio", as Travis Dane in "Under Siege II", as Eddie Nash in "Wonderland" and as Captain Danny Ross in sixty episodes of "Law & Order:CI." In 2010, he starred on Broadway in "Time Stands Still" with Laura Linney, Brian Darcy James and Alicia Silverstone/Christina Ricci. Most recently he appeared as a recurring character on "The Good Wife."
Bogosian lives in New York with his wife, director Jo Bonney. He is currently researching a non-fiction book documenting "Nemesis", a conspiracy that avenged the Armenian genocide in 1921. (To be published by Little, Brown in 2015).